In this blog you will find updates about where I am and what I'm doing. Also you will find in this blog everything about me and my windsurf career..

Friday, September 04, 2009


Seems like after few weeks on the road I been tracking on die end one low pressure the hole way..

1/5 week ago I was just back in Holland after a trip to DK, when Peter Volwater call me if I was interested in a trip. Destination was not really clear yet, the only thing what was clear that peter needed some wave action soon!!
After almost been a half year doing only Slalom and scoring really good, i undetstood.

So Last week Wednesday afternoon we decided to go the next morning to Ireland to catch there some big swell 6m and 12 seconds.
I med in Pozo The kid Mikey Clancy and gift him a ring as he is from there. He had the same plan as us and picked us up the next morning.

With a long Night/Morning travel in or legs we arrived on Brandon were we where earlier than the low.
In the evening we scored a okay session port tack and went early to bed.

The Day,

Next morning the swell still needed to build up, but good enough for some onshore starboard tack 3m waves sailing. I seemed that the problem later that day not would be swell high but swell direction and wind direction..
In the mid day we sailed at a break with port tack with some side shore 2m waves max.
But still couldn’t get the ride combo.. So we went back to the morning spot where we tried to do some low wind wave sailing with starboard tack onshore.. Didn’t really worked out…
So that was the big day, hmmm not really what we expected to get but still three session’s on one day..

Next morning we woke up with a beautiful view over Brandonbay. There we also saw that the swell dropped to a small wave..Arggg
Still we step in the car and drove to Dumps were we were surprised to see some okay waves.
So we catch a surf what ended up to be a good surf. In the evening we scored again a surf what even pick up to a good size clean.

Next Morning it was back on to the windsurf tune as the wind would slowly pick up.
We scored some 1/5m down the line wave riding. This day gift us the peaceful feeling that the trip was worth doing it. As extra Peter and mikey even scored the next day a freestyle/ wavey day. The winner of that was Mikey.. Pulling some nice Goiter’s behind the wave, almost in front of the wave!!!

So that was that in Ireland, back to the plane to go as fast as possible to Holland as the wind should picking up to a strong wind size..

Thanks to Gerry and the Uncle Off Mikey for the nice warm beds .. Gerry’s Emaill (Bed and Brandonbay View) is manzor@io.ie

Back in Dusseldorf/Weeze , we were glad we made it as we had some pretty heavy bag’s. Oehff
Once by Peter’s house we saw that the wind should pick up in the afternoon so we repacked or gear and went straight to Good Old wijkie were we scored some 5.0 1/5 port tack wave sailing..
If I was not enough, next day I done some low wind wave sailing with my Sado 6.2.

Yesterday ‘Thursday’, the wind picked up to a strong wind in the gust’s up to 50KN..
I sailed 2hours and gift full gas, see the result below.. Many Thanks to JEPE who was out there in the Dog weather, thanks..

On the end I just found out that the Low in DK was the same as the one in Ireland where it combine with a new Low and that one I now back above Holland doing some windy things..

Trip in Ireland we were a bit on lucky with the rain, it was not possible to score some good pictures, sorry for that.

See You out there,

The Lamp

No comments:

Biografie Martin ten Hoeve

Biografie Martin ten Hoeve
Picture a sunny day in 1988, a seventies windsurfboard, a red old fashioned triangle sail and a little eastern breeze at the beach of Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands...the ideal ingredients to learn windsurfing!

That’s how it all started for me. Every Summer me and my family spent our holidays at the beach where we have a little caravan. My friends and I started windsurfing and my passion was born! In those years my nickname was Flow: all the other windsurfers couldn’t surf with just a little breeze while I ‘ cause of my age and weight was flowing around the water like a mad man! At a certain moment I realized that I wanted to make more out of windsurfing than just a hobby. So when I turned 16 I bought a motorbike so I could go surfing whenever I wanted in Wijk aan Zee, a kick ass surfspot just 15 km away from home.

In the Winter 2000/2001 I made my first surftrip to South Africa, I stayed there for three months. Because of the fantastic weather conditions; steady wind all the time my surfskills grew very much. Nowadays I make this trip every year, I work as a furniture specialist to finance the trips.

In the Summer of 2003 my first sponsor deal came along with Van Someren Consultancy, an enterprise that’s specialized in groundwater research.
In the same year I started to enter big surfing competitions, my first victory was in 2004: I won the Naish Wave Challenge that was held in my favourite homespot with my dearest friends and family to support me. I was one of the only amateurs that entered the competition, so it was quite an achievement.

During Wintertime I went to South Africa again to improve my skills and to get ready for the competition season in Summer of 2005.
My first Worldcup competition was in May in Pozo (Gran Canaria) in Spain. Because of my good results I was about to get a wildcard to enter the main event. When I finally got to Pozo after a tiring trip the organisation told me that the only way to get a wildcard was by winning the pre rounds. So I entered the pre rounds and I won! I entered the main event and was very impressed by the level the surfers had. Also I was amazed by the fact that I could surf along with those professionals without being a lot less than them.

2006 was a exciting year where I came 25de during the PWA event in Pozo Gran Ganaria. Later that year I became vice champion by beating Peter Volwater in the final off the Dutch Champion ships, due to my overall impression and strong jumping skills that charmed the jury at that time.

In 2007 new sponsor deals came up and I signed a contract by Fanatic and North Sails.
I worked hard to improve my skills but most important I wanted to learn to be a good overall sailor. I got the change to enter the slalom discipline at world cup events.
I performed pretty well and I did like it, although I never felt like this was my cup of tea.

I decided to put full attention and focus on the Wave that made my heart beat faster. I wanted to improve my surfing skills, prepare mentally and put more effort into training.

In 2009 everything came together and fell in the right place. I was invited to the PWA competition in Cape Verde in Western Africa to surf with the world top 32 wave sailors.
Later that year I beat Jason Polakow in a heat on the famous windsurf Island Sylt in Germany. I felt super strong and I achieved the 17th Place.

2010 Really started off well by signing a sponsor deal with Mistral boards and Aeron booms. Together with the sponsors that I could rely on for many years I feel very confident to perform well in competitions and find the well known flow again.

Face your fears life your dreams.

The Lamp